Warriors of the Storm

Warriors of the Storm

A Novel

Large Print - 2016
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A fragile peace reigns in Wessex, Mercia and East Anglia. King Alfred's son Edward and formidable daughter, Aethelflaed, rule the kingdoms. But all around the restless Northmen, eyeing the rich lands and wealthy churches, are mounting raids. Uhtred of Bebbanburg, the kingdoms' greatest warrior, controls northern Mercia from the strongly fortified city of Chester. But forces are gathering against him. Northmen allied to the Irish, led by the fierce warrior Ragnall Ivarson, are soon joined by the Northumbrians, and their strength could prove overwhelming. Despite the gathering threat, both Edward and Aethelflaed are reluctant to move out of the safety of their fortifications. But with Uhtred's own daughter married to Ivarson's brother, who can be trusted? In the struggle between family and loyalty, between personal ambition and political commitment, there will be no easy path. But a man with a warrior's courage may be able to find it.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
Edition: First HarperLuxe edition.
ISBN: 9780062441737
0062441736
Characteristics: xiii, 481 pages : illustration ; 23 cm

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Aug 13, 2017

An excellent book for the bus or the beach: fast-paced and exciting, with a varied cast of characters that are easy to tell apart. The author is quite free with the history, but, for the most part, this helps rather than hinders the story.

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Apr 05, 2017

For those who are fans of Cornwell's "Last Kingdom" series featuring the tales of the warrior lord Uhtred of Bebbanburg, this book will not disappoint. Virtually oozing androgens and testosterone "Warriors of the Storm" tells of the defeat of villainous Ragnal Ivarson and the establishment of a peaceful kingdom in Northumbia that seeks only peaceful relations with Englaland.
Like the other "Warriors" tales, "Warriors of the Storm" is firmly anchored in that pivotal time in the history of Britain where the future of what is to become England hangs in the balance. "Warriors of the Storm" puts us there.
There are battles; there is deceit; there is loyalty; there is betrayal; there is excitement and suspense in this novel that grips our imagination and holds onto it with persistence.
A novel to be read; a history to be revelled in; a story that cannot fail to grip..
A five star adventure for sure.

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merlinsilver
Aug 06, 2016

Really good, lots of action. very fast paced.

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Blabbermouth
Feb 01, 2016

Still loving the Saxon books. This one was full of action. I agree with Eosos it's good to see his family as part of the events also. Well done Mr Cornwall & thank you.

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Eosos
Jan 25, 2016

I find that the books in this series where Uhtred is not left with time to feel sorry for himself are always the better ones. This book has him on the go and attacking from beginning to end. All three of his children are part of the story and I like the family man version of Uhtred we get to see because of it. There is no doubt that this is family, warrior style, but still, it gives a more rounded version of this character rather than just the fire breathing, battle hardened, christian hating, morose man we usually read about.

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ChuckLibrary69
Dec 16, 2015

Not quite as good as the previous 8 books in the series. Can't wait for the TV series. There has to be another book where he gets Bebbanburg back!

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jazpur
Oct 05, 2015

Bloodthirsty and cunning. What's not to like? I'm always fascinated with how they hedged their bets with regard to Christianity and The Old Religion.

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SEBoiko
Jun 13, 2016

..., and a man owes no loyalty to an enemy.

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SEBoiko
Jun 13, 2016

Beware the hatred of a woman.

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SEBoiko
Jun 13, 2016

God, what fools women make of us.

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SEBoiko
Jun 13, 2016

Nothing is hidden in Ireland,...

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SEBoiko
Jun 13, 2016

..., and it isn't sensible to do what the enemy wants.

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SEBoiko
Jun 13, 2016

You choose your battles,...

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